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(Updated  September 16 2018
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1200 billion (1200 million)
Mobiles    1180 million 
Landlines: 20 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   420 million
(wired:  18 million;   wireless :  402 million) Broadband  defined as >512 KBPS

TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

NEW!  August 2018:  Indian Drone regulations
Indian mobile phone market surges to  record levels in Q4 2017
Cisco Visual Networking Index 2017...the India numbers
Mary Meeker  Internet Trends Report. 2017 
GSMA study: Mobile Economy of India 2016
Ericsson Mobility Report 2016: India findings
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  Unifie app lets you combine selfies to create a duo image
September 19 2018: Wilmington Delaware ( US) and Mumbai- based Unifie Technologies has seen  quick success with its  selfie app of the same name which has achieved  450,000 downloads since it launched in March this year. With "Unifie," you can take a Selfie with anyone from across the globe, in real-time, even though you both are in completely different parts of the world. ....
LinkedIn ranks Indian top 25 startups
Mumbai, September 18, 2018: LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network,  has announced  the 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups List for India. The annual ranking is  based on the billions of actions taken by more than 50 million professionals on LinkedIn in India, revealing the 25 most-wanted startups by professionals. ....
Your health in your hand
The new Apple Watch has made a subtle shift from health tracker to medical device. But the trend is  already  here-- thanks to Indian innovation. ...
Real estate portal PropStory comes to Bangalore
Bangalore, 15th September, 2018: Gurgaon based real-estate information portal PropStory which, deals in providing information around upcoming and developing real estate projects isexpanding  into  Bangalore. ...
Google doodle remembers Sir MV
September 15 2018: On Engineers Day, Google honours India’s pre-eminent engineer, Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya KCIE, FASc on his 157th birth anniversary. ...

Education and e-learning
Indian toy specialist launches smart non-screen learning tool on global crowdfunding site
For parents looking for non-screen educational toys... September16 2018:  Learning tools maker Robotix has announced the global launch of Taco Playbits a smart connected self learning toy, for kid’s age 3 to 8, on the Indiegogo Campaign USA crowdfunding platform. ....
Asti Infotech offers school management software
Bangalore, August 8 2018: Asti Infotech, a leading company offering customizable business solutions based on GPS, RFID, Bluetooth and NFC technologies has created School ERP Solution, that helps in ensuring safety of school children. The multi-functional platform called School ERP solution helps schools with reference to overall management and smooth functioning of school activities. ....

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CleverTap releases Travel App Benchmark report
August 8 2018: US Silicon Valley-based behavioural analytics specialist, CleverTap,  has released its first-ever Industry Benchmark Report for Travel Apps across user lifecycle stages. This report empowers mobile marketers to measure how their app is performing against the best in the industry. ....
Mihuru helps Indian travellers buy flight tickets on installment
Mumbai, March 29, 2018: Mihuru, a travel fintech startup based in Mumbai,  offers an easy and convenient way for travellers to pay for their flight tickets in EMIs, without needing a credit card or credit scores. Mihuru, which means “My Freedom,”  is cofounded by a woman entrepreneur, Mihuru  and is the first company in India to enable travelers to book their flights with a deposit of just around 20% upfront and pay the balance in installments before they fly. ....

BPL Life Phone is a 3-in-1 health monitor
The  Life Phone is the closest you can get to a  hospital ECG -- in your home Bangalore, September 17 2018: BPL makes  popular brands of  hospital ECG machines - in addition to a range of other medical equipment. ....
Prana Air Motion Mask has built-in motor to adjust pressure
New Delhi, August  18 2018: Purelogic Labs India,  has launched  India’s first motorized air mask, Prana Air Motion Mask. It provides maximum protection from the deadly haze and air pollutants both indoors and outdoors and is built of more than 30 unique parts equipped with anti-microbial and anti-allergy qualities. ....
An app for ayurvedic medical treatment
Delhi, July 16 2018:  The Jiva Ayurvedic group has launched was a Jiva Health App  which  provides authentic and actionable Ayurvedic health and wellness information through a personalized feed. ...

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Zebronics Prism BT speaker: Sound & Light
The Zebronics Prism  is a colourful take on the wireless speaker Bangalore, September 17 2018: Like those son-et-lumiere shows,  a perfect blend of sound and light is a spectacle to behold. Zebronics has trickled down the principle,  into its latest Bluetooth speaker which at first glance,  resembles a  tiffin carrier, complete with handle. ....
SleepScore app analyses your sleep
This phone app  tells you how well you slept -- or not. Bangalore, September 17 2018:How many of us can honestly say we enjoy a good night's sleep -- regularly?  There's  the neighbourhood noise and the polluted air -- and then there are the  worries and tensions of our own lives. ....
Vivo V11 Pro: in-display fingerprint scanner
 With tasteful design and powerful performance,  the Vivo V11 Pro hits the right balance Bangalore, September 10, 2018: Till recently, most smart phones in a particular price band  came with  a masala mix of the same basic  specs and design elements. ...

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  Smart Tech Healthcare conference returns to NCR
New Delhi, July 12 2018: The 3rd Annual Smart Tech Healthcare 2018  conference is scheduled to be held on Septemb 20-21 2018 in Gurugram, National Capital Region. Like the first and second annual  events,  it is  focused on  redefining healthcare & IT-- with more than 20 thought leaders  350 attendees including  stake holders from public & private health institutions,  policy makers, regulatory bodies, technology gurus from across the globe. ....
Conference on cyber security for financial services coming to Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 7 2018:  The Sri Lankan  capital will host a two-day conference on Cyber Security for Financial Services, starting July 10. Explore Exhibition and Conferences is taking  this  step to address the cyber security challenges of the country by bringing in the key stakeholders from the financial institutions and foster an engagement between public and private enterprises to address the potential threats and vulnerabilities  Over the past few years, Sri Lanka CERT has experienced a rapid increase in the number of cybersecurity related incidents. ....
Largest Data Science Congress ends on high note
June 6 2018: India’s largest data Science event , the Data Science Congress 2018  successfully concluded last week  on a high note, with over 2000 delegates and 100 speakers joining. ...
IT legal summit returns to Bangalore next week
Bangalore, May 26 2018: The 6th Annual Edition of The Information Technology Legal Summit is scheduled in Bangalore on June 8. ...
TILA conference brings energy experts together
April 20 2018: The 3rd TILA International Energy Conference was organized by Dr. Gopal Energy Foundation at New Delhi with Government of Tripura as a Partner State and Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation, THDCIL & Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) as main sponsors. ...

IT people
  IDC appoints Neelam Dhawan as Advisor - Partner Transformation
Bangalore, September 19 2018: IDC India has  announced the appointment of  Neelam Dhawan as Advisor- Partner Transformation. Neelam has over thirty-five years of experience in the information technology industry. She has held various positions across HCL, IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. ....
Kerala tech education veteran Anvar Sadath, to receive global edutech award
Thiruvananthapuram, August 2 2018: K. Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman & Executive Director of Kerala Infrastructure & Technology For Education (KITE),  is to receive ‘The International Contributions Award’ constituted by The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) head quartered at Bloomington, US -- the first Indisn to be so honoured. ....
Ravi Panchanadan to be CEO of Manipal Global Education Services
Bangalore, June 6 , 2018 – Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE),  has appointed  Ravi Panchanadan as Managing Director and CEO of the Manipal Global Education Services. ...

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Start me up Gurugram!
The Millennium City on the outskirts of Delhi has moved beyond its BPO and MNC tags to become one of India’s hottest start-up hubs.... MINT July 17 2018

India Inc's highest-ever loss underlines state, corporate failure
The mess in India's telecommunications sector has been highlighted by the report that Tata Teleservices has announced a Rs 275 billion loss in 2017-18. This loss was partly thanks to a write-down following the transfer of its wireless business to Bharti Airtel. Even so, this sets a new record for corporate India.The second-highest such loss was also in telecommunications and also in 2017-18 — Reliance Communications lost Rs 239 billion in the financial year that ended in March. These two results underline the troubled state of the sector. Of course, the companies themselves ...BUSINESS STANDARD  JULY 17 2018

Donít blame it on WhatsApp
WhatsApp cannot and should not perform the duties of a democratically elected government... THE HINDU opedJuly 9 2018


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